Hundreds of homes could be built in an Earlsfield industrial estate if the council agrees to developers’ plans.
Riverside Business Park, off Garratt Lane, would be redeveloped to improve the space for businesses, but plans also include building 353 homes in blocks up to 14 storeys high.All existing buildings would be demolished to make way for the new ones.
The site was formerly home to the Airfix and Columbia Gramophone factories, and currently includes London’s biggest trampoline park.
Site owners Workspace Management Ltd want to restore access to King George’s Park, which sits on the other side of the River Wandle and is currently hard to get to from Earlsfield.
The homes would be built just short of the riverside in order to create a path along the bank.Industrial buildings would make up the rest of the site on the side closer to Garratt Lane.
Plans include 35 per cent of all habitable rooms being classed as "affordable" - it is not immediately clear what the percentage would be in terms of the numbers of homes.
Several public comments have been submitted to Wandsworth Council, all objecting to the plans. The most common issue people have is the height of the largest building.
Source: https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/we ... d-15378268